Edenbridge is a town and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. The town's name derives from Old English language "Eadhelmsbrigge" ("Eadhelm's Bridge" in Modern English). It is located on the Kent/Surrey border on the upper floodplain of the River Medway and gives its name to the latter's tributary, the River Eden. Edenbridge has a population of around 9,000.
Edenbridge was a civil parish in Sevenoaks Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and since 1974 has been part of the Sevenoaks non-metropolitan district. Originally it was a chapelry of the ancient parish of Westerham in the Westerham Hundred.
Some early mentions of Edenbridge refer to "Eton-bridge" or "Eaton-bridge".
The old part of the town grew along a section of the otherwise disused Roman road, the London to Lewes Way at the point where it crossed the River Eden. Iron slag from iron smelting in the surrounding area was used in building the road. In the Middle Ages, it became a centre of the Wealden iron industry. There are many mediaeval timber buildings in the town, one of which houses the Eden Valley Museum.
With the coming of the railways the town expanded and the community of Marlpit Hill, north of the original settlement, is now part of the town.
Due to its position on the River Eden floodplain, the centre of the town is prone to severe flooding. The worst flood occurred in 1958 before any flood defences were built and led to enormous damage to Edenbridge High Street. Since then, more adequate flood defences have been built with the local community well prepared to deal with possible flooding.